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Peek-a-boo Glitter Reverse French Manicure

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We love all the creative opportunities that can be done with French manicures and ombre nails. And this peek-a-boo french mani is no exception! This reverse French tip look is commonly created with glitter dip powder but you can make it your own style any way you choose.
PRO TIP: Make sure you thoroughly prep nails to ensure adhesion & long-lasting wear! Push back cuticles, create a rough texture on the nail plate by filing, and sanitize thoroughly.
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Step 1
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond. Allow it to dry completely.
Step 2
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail and immediately dip into Base & Finish powder.

PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

Step 3
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder, then use a fluffy brush to sweep off remaining excess from the nail surface.
Step 4
  • Apply another coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail. Use a small fluffy brush to carefully tap your glitter of choice to the cuticle side.
  • Then gently pour your shade of choice over the rest of the nail before the base dries. Here we used the colors GL46 & MK07.

PRO TIP: Brushes may harden or pick up color powder during application. Simply switch them between Brush Softener for easy cleaning & workability.

Step 5
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder, then use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder from the nail surface. Repeat for more coverage.
Step 6
  • Apply a final coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail. Use a small fluffy brush to carefully tap Base & Finish powder over the area where the glitter was applied, then dip the rest of the nail into your second shade before the base dries.
Step 7
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder and use a fluffy brush to sweep off any excess. Repeat as needed.
Step 8
  • Apply Step 3 Activator to the entire nail and allow a few minutes for the dip blend to harden.

PRO TIP: If you live in a humid climate, you may need to increase your dry time.

Step 9
  • File and buff nail to achieve desired nail shape & smoothness.
Step 10
  • Wash hands or use a lint-free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nail clean of filing debris.
Step 11
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 4 Sealer to the entire nail and allow it to dry for 1-2 minutes.
Step 12
  • Apply a second coat of Step 3 Activator to the entire nail. Allow 5 full minutes for the nail to dry.

PRO TIP: If you live in a humid climate, you may need to increase your dry time.

Step 13
  • Use a lint-free wipe to remove any remaining wet activator from the nail surface.
Step 14
  • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer in thin, quick strokes and allow 1-2 minutes for nails to dry.
Step 15
  • Apply a final coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 3-5 minutes for nails to dry completely.

PRO TIP: Don't apply more than 2 consecutive coats of Sealer as this will prevent even drying & may result in a gummy mani.

Finish!
  • Ombre dip powder nails get an upgrade with the reverse French manicure of 2021. This mani is commonly created with glitter dip powder but you can make it your own style any way you choose!

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